Erik Shilling
erikshilling
News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.
12/6/19
3:01 PM
5

Stroll has the right idea here. I predict he will make out handsomely as long as he doesn’t throw his weight around and do something incredibly fucking stupid like tell them to stick to cars.

12/4/19
10:53 AM
23

gm sold 20k bolts and everyone on staff routinely says it sucks and is a complete failure for looking boring, but if ford sells ‘even close’ to 50k (i.e., maybe half that? say, closer to 20k?) it’ll be a ‘raging success.’ good take

12/3/19
10:35 AM
1

Thanks for posting this. This song brings back of a lot of memories, thankfully not related to any grand gestures of love. First heard it at a Radiohead show in Grant Park in 2001. Here’s a link to the incredibly horrible video but surprisingly good audio.

11/28/19
8:16 AM
2

Informative post. I’ve been wondering what GM’s ultimate goal was with this lawsuit or what basis they were bringing it. Originally I thought they wanted to nullify their current UAW contract but I don’t think so. My question now is if GM was irreparably harmed by FCA corruption... Is Ford going to join the lawsuit Read more

10/17/19
2:39 PM
48

This is good shit for sure but imagine if GM didn’t have health care costs to use as a bargaining chip in the first fuckin place.

9/27/19
10:29 AM
1

Oh wow. I saw these guys with The Fucking Champs, Juicifer, and Drunk Horse at SXSW maybe in 2002. Badass show. I wonder if they’re still a band?

9/26/19
6:43 PM
3

I love the idea of the Fit, but unfortunately I just don’t... er.. well... fit...

9/26/19
3:07 PM
29

True story:

One fine midwinter day when my family and I were attending the local”winter fair” which is essentially a farming and livestock exposition...as I drove in the gates,I looked over to see a Honda fit with a goddamned horse in the back!!!!!! Ok, it was a miniature horse, but still. the woman driving had a cargo Read more

9/26/19
2:00 PM
50

Great car. Driven one for the past 8 years.
That said, they are getting progressively uglier.

9/5/19
11:45 AM
2

Awesome article Erik. I always enjoyed the show and the guys behind it. This only reinforces that. Thank you.

9/5/19
10:33 AM
2

Thanks for this. I loved the show. It was my “drive to go mountain biking” entertainment for years and years.

9/4/19
2:42 PM
3

Hmm. . . This quote may explain almost everything about David Tracy.

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9/4/19
2:01 PM
8

Erik this might be my favorite piece of yours yet. Thanks for writing it.

My pops listened to this and all the public radio shows in the 90s and beyond. Though I hated PHC (and still do), Car Talk has a special place in my heart. And This American Life is still going! Read more

9/4/19
1:13 PM
73

“The show’s most frequent listener these days might in fact be Ray himself. He said he still listens to the show “all the time,” mostly to hear his brother’s voice and remind himself about times they had together. To remind himself of the jokes they shared. To remind himself of the good times.”

Thanks Erik, I didn’t Read more

9/4/19
12:56 PM
224

I never really “got” Car Talk as a kid, much to the surprise of the adults in my life. I was a little car nut from Massachusetts, after all. And my dad loved it. But this story closes a lot of loops for me.
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8/12/19
9:08 AM
2

Like you, still listening to a steady regimen of DB. Still unbelievably sad.